Rufty Holmes Senior Center is open to all adults age 55+ living in Rowan County. There is no fee to join. For more information, please call (704) 216-7714 or stop by the Center.


August School Tools Drive in partnership with Communities in Schools. Donate school supplies to assist Rowan County School children in need. Collection boxes will be at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and the six Nutrition sites around the county.


PAINT, PIDDLE & DRAW: Class meets each Tuesday from 9-11am. For students of all levels.   Instructor is Frances Driscoll.  $10 registration fee payable on first day of class.  Call 704-216-7714 to register and obtain necessary supplies list.


HANDMADE CARD WORKSHOP:  Tuesday, August 1 at 2:00pm.  Complete six handmade birthday and friendship cards in one two-hour workshop session.  All supplies will be provided.  Cost is $13 per person payable upon arrival. Instructor is Daphne Houghton.  Members need to register in advance by calling the Center at 704-216-7714. 


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS:  Wednesday, August 2 from 9:30-10:30am.  Free blood pressure readings and consultation for interested older adults.  Provided by retired Geriatric & Adult Nurse Practitioner Gail Kimball. A blood pressure kiosk is also available for use in the Fitness Annex anytime during normal operating hours, sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.


AARP MEETING/ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Thursday, August 3 at 1:00pm.  An open invitation is extended to local adults age 50+ to attend the regular monthly meeting of AARP Chapter #4314. Following a program by Sandy Combs, Program Director for “Meals on Wheels”, there will be an ice cream social. Free. Reservations are not required. Call 704-216-7714 for more information.


LIVING HEALTHY WITH DIABETES: Starting August 7, from 4:30–7:00 pm.  This evidenced based class meets every Monday through September 18.   Facing the challenge of diabetes? Living Healthy with Diabetes can help. This class is geared towards those diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, or caregivers of people who have the diagnosis. Participants will gain practical ways to help manage diabetes through healthy diet and nutrition, and exercise. Sessions also cover medications and other treatment choices, how to reduce stress, and better ways to talk with doctors and family members about the condition.  Learn from trained leaders.  Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and your life.  The 2-1/2 hour weekly class meets at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.    Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call the center at 704-216-7714.


HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB: Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 pm. Danèlle Cutting a Horticulture and Local Food Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Rowan County Center will be speaking about GMO’s.  Breaking through the GMO,(Genetically Modified Organism) topic by learning their true nature and what they are all about. In this program you will learn what commodities are GMO, where they are found and how they affect our daily life. For more information call the center at 704-216-7714.


WALK-ABOUTS CLUB MEETING: Thursday, August 10 at 11:00am, the Walk-Abouts will meet at West End Plaza for a walk followed by a dutch-treat lunch at K & W Cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome.    Please call 704-216-7714 if you have any questions.


BRAIN FITNESS:  Wednesday, August 16 at 2:00 pm.  “Reflexology, Essential Oils and Parkinson’s Disease.”  Bonnie Bernhardt, Serene Soma Reflexology, will speak on the various finger techniques of reflexology through reflex points on the feet can open and clear neural pathways.  This treatment may assist in reducing or eliminating tremors or jerking movements related with Parkinson's disease.  Please register at the front desk by calling 704-216-7714. 


SIT ‘N’ SEW: Thursday, August 17 at 9:30 am. Join the Sunny Day quilters for a make and take on Folded Fabric Flowers. For more information call the front desk at 704-216-7714.


WATERCOLOR  JAM: Wednesday, August 23 from 1:00-4:00pm.  This is an open session for all watercolor painters to work on art creations.  There is no instructor.  Each artist must be responsible for his or her own supplies and for cleaning up afterwards. No registration is necessary

MOVIE OF THE MONTH: Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00pm.  This month’s feature is “The Shack.”  Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father's uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack. Mack journeys to the shack and encounters a trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy. Sponsored by Victory Wealth Management for interested older adults. Free and shown on our big screen, complete with popcorn and drinks. (Motion picture license #12137390).

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB – BOONE’S CAVE:  Friday, August 25.  Boone’s Cave is part of the Davidson County Park System. Meet at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 8:30 am. Bring water, a bag lunch, insect repellant and $3.00 to help drivers with gas.   Dress appropriately for the weather.    Participation is at your own risk.  New participants will need to complete an information sheet at the Front Desk.  In case of inclement weather, call the Center, as the outing may be postponed.   To register for this activity call 704-216-7714.


NEW COMPUTER CLASSES: Please pre-register by contacting the Front Desk at 704-216-7714. Class fee is $10 and must be paid at time of registration.  Participants must be registered with the Center.


Using E-mail in Your Daily Life: Friday, August 11, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Email (electronic mail) is a quick and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Email can help in other ways such as signing up for paperless billing, ordering on-line and checking medical records. We will go over the basics as well as learn how to attach something to an email…or maybe send a picture. Class Fee is $10.


Enjoying My iPad: Friday, August 18 from 1:00-4:00 pm. iPad is still the top-ranked tablet so bring yours and learn how to use it…. make it a tool to help you daily. Check your email and Facebook, do your banking, read your Kindle books and listen to music. So much you can do. Bring your iPad, fully charged. You do need to know your Apple ID and passwords so if your children (or grandchildren) have set up your iPad, get the information from them! Class Fee $10


ON-GOING EXERCISE CLASSES:  Join one of 27 different land or aquatics exercise classes offered weekly at the Center.  Participants must be registered with the Center and receive a fitness consultation prior to joining a class. There is no charge for participants who hold valid SilverSeakers® or Silver&Fit® supplemental insurance benefit.  


Enjoy BINGO every Tuesday from 1-3pm for $1.50, sponsored by Beltone Hearing Aid Centers.


Members are invited to enjoy CARD & GAME DAY Thursdays from 1-4pm.   Free with refreshments.


Chair Volleyball is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm in the Fitness Annex.


Senior Games Shuffleboard will be held on Friday, August 4 from 8:30am – 11:30am in the Addie Rhem Morris Room.




TOPS Chapter - Each Monday at 9:30am

Creative Needles - Each Wednesday at 9:30am

R-H Computer Club - Each Thursday at 10:00am

Woodcarvers Group - Each Thursday at 1:30pm

Evergreen Bridge Club - Each Friday at 1:00pm

AARP Chapter - Thursday, August 3 at 12:30pm

Golf Association of Rowan Seniors - Monday, August 7 at 8:30am

Ambassadors Club  -  Monday, August 7 at noon

Seniors Without Partners - Thursday, August 10 at 9:00am

Walk-Abouts Club - Thursday, August 10

Starry Night Quilters  - Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm

Rufty-Holmes Garden Club - Monday, August 14 at 2:00pm

Rowan Doll Society - Tuesday, August 15 at noon

Better Breathing Club - Wednesday, August 16 at 1:00pm

Sunny Days Quilters - Thursday, August 17 at 1:00pm

Carolina Artists – Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm

National Active & Retired Federal Employees – Monday, August 21 at 1:00pm



LUNCH CLUBS: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center offers six locations throughout Rowan County for adults age 60 and older to gather for lunch, fellowship and educational programs Monday thru Friday.  Principally funded by federal, state and local aging grants, there is no charge to participate, but donations are encouraged and accepted.  For details, call 704-216-7702.


BROADCAST BINGO:  Available through the Center’s Outreach Program for Rowan County older adults age 60 and older.  Win prizes from sponsors by listening daily to Memories 1280 Radio. Call 704-216-7723 to enroll and for more information.  Free.




INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE:  The following services are available through the Senior Center. For more information call the Information and Assistance Program Manager at 704-216-7704.


Legal Assistance

Ombudsman (advocate) Assistance

Hearing Needs Assistance

“Are You Ok” Automatic Calling service

Insurance Information Program

General Information and Assistance

Transportation Assistance


GOLD CARDS:  Rowan County residents age 62 and older can obtain passes to attend home Rowan-Salisbury Schools athletic, musical and drama events free of charge.  These can be obtained at the Front Desk at the Center with a photo ID.